March 19, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Mailloux homers twice for Canisius at Longwood

Indiana routs Hartford; UMBC blanks New Jersey Tech


In Farmville, Va., Kevin Mailloux went 4 for 4 with two homers, three runs and four RBI as Canisius outscored Longwood 11-7 Thursday afternoon. Brian Burton added four hits with a home run for the Golden Griffins (7-9), led by head coach Mike McRae (pictured left). A two-run homer by Mailloux in the third put Canisius ahead for good at 3-1. Mailloux had an RBI double and scored in a five-run seventh. Jonathan Quigley had a three-run homer in a five-run eighth for the Lancers (12-7).


Indiana 10, Hartford 1

In Lakeland, Fla., Eric Arnett allowed four hits in seven innings as Indiana defeated Hartford. Arnett (4-1) walked two and struck out six. Sterling Mack had three hits and three RBI for the Hoosiers (7-11). Vince Gonzalez and Jake Dunning also had three hits for IU. Brady Stouffer doubled and scored in the top of the first for the Hawks (1-8), but the Hoosiers responded with three in the bottom of the frame, capped by an RBI double by Gonzalez. IU scored three in the sixth to push its lead to 8-1. Ben Sobocinski and Andrew Siano both had two hits for Hartford.


UMBC 5, New Jersey Tech 0

In West Palm Beach, Fla., Kevin Clark and Steve Miller combined on a five-hitter as UMBC blanked NJIT. Clark (1-0) went seven innings with three hits and five strikeouts. Miller fanned two in the final two innings. Shawn Retz homered in the first for the Retrievers (3-7). Tom Meaney added a three-run homer in the fourth and an RBI double in the eighth against the Highlanders (1-9).


Minnesota 12, Dallas Baptist 3
In Dallas, AJ Pettersen went 2 for 2 with four runs and a RBI, and Michael Kvasnicka went 4 for 5 with a RBI to extend his hitting streak to 22 games as Minnesota topped Dallas Baptist. Derek McCallum (2 for 4) and Justin Gominsky (1 for 4) each added three RBI for the Golden Gophers (11-6). Chauncy Handran worked seven solid innings with a career-best eight strikeouts in improving to 3-1. The Patriots (12-4) mustered only five hits.

Liberty 12, Lafayette 1
In Lynchburg, Va., Doug Bream went 2 for 4 with four RBI, and leadoff man Matt Williams went 3 for 5 with two runs as Liberty scored 10 times in the first four innings in a rout of Lafayette. Curran Redal had two hits, three runs and a RBI, and Errol Hollinger added two hits, two runs and a RBI for the Flames (12-5). Lafayette (7-7) only had one runner (on a walk) over the final five innings.

Cal State Northridge 8, Columbia 2
In Northridge, Calif., Richard Cates had three hits and three runs, and Billy Ott struck out seven over eight dominant innings as Cal State Northridge knocked off Columbia. John Parham added three hits and two RBI for the Matadors (7-11). Jon Eisen went 2 for 4 with a run for the Lions (1-13).

Mount St. Mary’s 10, Navy 7

In Emmitsburg, Md., Shane Eyler’s grand slam highlighted an eight-run first as Mount St. Mary’s got by Navy at Straw Family Stadium. Alex Azor had an RBI single in the top of the first for the Midshipmen (5-9-1) before the Mount (3-7) erupted in the bottom of the frame. Matthew Curley and Michael Speciale both homered in the sixth for Navy and Jeff Bland had a pinch-hit homer in the eighth for the Mids. Eyler finished with three hits and two runs for MSM. Alex Andrews also had three hits with a run for the Mount. Speciale had two hits and three runs for Navy.

(photo courtesy of Canisius Media Relations Office)